Isn’t that what “Liability” is for – protection from others?

Maybe I’m just misunderstanding. I was under the impression that Liability was for damages to other people/property, and “Comprehensive” was for your own vehicle(repair or replacement). Therefore, if your vehicle isn’t worth much, dropping Comprehensive saves you money, keeps you protected with regard to people/property(damages and lawsuits), and you’re not risking anything except the replacement cost of the vehicle.

But my point was

if the car is only worth $1000, that’s all the insure company will give you if it’s totaled. And if your deductible is $500, you’ll only get $500, right? It doesn’t matter WHAT the used vehicle market is… So if you had the $1000 in the bank, why would you spend $1200 per year to get back $1000 or less? Why not take that $1200 and put it in your car replacement fund?

Yeah, but that’s working under the premise

that you CAN get a vehicle for $1000 that wouldn’t need costly repairs. In your market there are like a gazillion vehicles you could get. In Oklahoma, not so much. So it is also location based. So in my case 5 would be at least $3,000 if you remember, we went through this exercise (looking at available cars) when I was debating what to do with Jerry the Geo who has 236,000 plus miles on her now.

I carry comprehensive

liability and collision so cover all the bases that I possibly can. Liability doesn’t cover so called “acts of God” like flood, fire, tornado or a tree branch falling on your car, vandalism or theft or hitting an animal. It
covers other people and their property – generally its made up of Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage Liability.
Comprehensive covers theft, fire, vandalism and severe weather conditions, acts of God, hitting an animal(which is not covered by collision).
Collision covers my car – towing and storage and, costs of repair, car rental etc.
In my case, it runs me around $100
a month for Jerry the Geo andthe Farm Truck which I carry
Liability and Collision on
since I don’t drive that nearly as often – however, my coverage also protects a passenger and if I’m driving someone else’s vehicle, I carry comprehensive etc on it automatically.